Lionsgate, nWay and Saban Brands to Launch the Franchise-spanning Power Rangers: Legacy Wars Video Game on March 23
Heroes From Upcoming Feature Film Battle Alongside and Against Classic Rangers and Villains in New Real-time Multiplayer Brawler for iOS and Android
San Francisco, CA – Feb. 28, 2017
– Synchronous multiplayer game developer nWay, alongside Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), a premier next-generation global content leader, and Saban Brands, creators of the iconic Power Rangers franchise, have revealed the highly anticipated real-time multiplayer fighting game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, which will be available on iOS and Android devices on Thursday, March 23, one day before the feature film Saban’s Power Rangers hits theaters.
The announcement was made at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco today as game engine developer Unity Technologies showcased Power Rangers: Legacy Wars in a keynote presentation featuring Jason David Frank, the Green Ranger from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series, and Ludi Lin, the Black Ranger from the upcoming feature film. On stage, Frank and Lin showed off their skills by battling head-to-head in-game as their respective characters.
Ludi Lin also told attendees at the keynote to look under their seats where they found a ticket to Saban’s Power Rangers waiting for them. The movie tickets are offered through Atom Tickets (https://www.atomtickets.com), the revolutionary app and website that makes the moviegoing experience fast, easy and social – recommending movies based on preference, enabling invitations to friends and family, and providing the VIP experience of skipping ticket and concessions lines.
As the first video game to feature Power Rangers from Lionsgate’s highly anticipated feature film, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is the first video game to feature iconic, fan-favorite Rangers and villains from Power Rangers’ 24-year history fighting alongside one another. In the game, the evil space witch Rita Repulsa corrupts the Morphin Grid from within, hoping to destroy the legacy of the Power Rangers forever. Players must take on Rita and the virtual Ranger clones and monsters she’s created by teaming up with Zordon and using Zeo Shards to gain power.
Ahead of the game’s worldwide launch, the action-packed multiplayer game will soft-launch in Brazil and Canada on Thursday, March 2.
For more information about Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, and to sign up for updates on availability and more, please visit www.PlayLegacyWars.com, and follow Power Rangers: Legacy Wars on Facebook.
The Power Rangers television franchise, one of the longest-running kids action series in television history, is currently in its 24th season airing on Nickelodeon.
nWay is the game studio behind ChronoBlade, a competitive and cooperative multiplayer Action RPG for mobile, TV, and browser platforms. Featuring console quality graphics and fast-paced synchronous cross-platform multiplayer gameplay, ChronoBlade leverages nWay’s proprietary technology for a latency-free experience. The company is based in San Francisco with offices in Seoul, Korea. The nWay team is comprised of leading developers and executives from companies like Sony, Electronic Arts, LucasArts, Kabam, Nexon and NCSoft. They have collectively contributed to over a dozen hit mobile, console and online games including: FIFA, Battlefield Online, Lineage II, Warhammer, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Heroes of Newerth, Dominations, Star Wars Uprising and Marvel Contest of Champions. nWay has received venture funding from Baseline Ventures, TransLink Capital, WI Harper Group, Cowboy Ventures, Harrison Metal and Keytone Ventures. For more information, visit nWay at www.nway.com.
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) is a vertically integrated next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, premium pay television networks, home entertainment, global distribution and sales, interactive ventures and games and location-based entertainment.
With the acquisition of Starz, Lionsgate adds to its portfolio of businesses the flagship STARZ premium pay network serving 24.3 million subscribers and the STARZ ENCORE platform with 31 million subscribers. The combined company will operate five over-the-top (OTT) streaming services and the STARZ app delivering content directly to consumers.
The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me series, the box office blockbuster La La Land, which won six Academy Awards®, the hit franchise sequel John Wick: Chapter Two, double Oscar winner Hacksaw Ridge, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, CBS Films/Lionsgate’s Hell or High Water, Roadside Attractions' critically-acclaimed Manchester by the Sea, Codeblack Films’ breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
One of the largest independent television businesses in the world, Lionsgate’s slate of premium quality series encompasses nearly 90 shows on more than 40 different networks. These include the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the hit drama The Royals, the acclaimed Casual, the breakout success Greenleaf and hit STARZ series including Outlander, Black Sails, Survivor’s Remorse and Power, the second highest-rated premium pay television series of 2016.
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About Saban’s Power Rangers
Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.